Maguglin, Robert O.


San Diego, California, 1st.ed., 1985. 120 pp., profusely illustrated with photographs (some cold.). Pict. c.c., 30 x 23cm. Nr.FINE. Cunard White Star Line’s transatlantic liner QUEEN MARY enjoyed a long and distinguished career in both war and peace. Without her and her sistership the Second World War would undoubtedly have been prolonged. During a career spanning 31 years, she sailed some 3 million miles carrying both passengers and Allied troops. In 1967 she was saved from the breakers when the City of Long Beach bought her for $3.45 million. She left Southampton for the last time to begin her final 14,559-mile voyage around Cape Horn to Long Beach where she was greeted by 5,000 vessels. In this pictorial tribute, the photographs follow her career from construction on the banks of the Clyde, through the dark days of war, her heyday on the Atlantic during the 1950s, and her final berth as a floating hotel.

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